The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 75 88 87
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Permanent jobs citing LAN 49 37 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.85% 2.05% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.38% 12.50% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 33 27 29
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
LAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
282 296 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.40% 16.43% 15.93%
Number of salaries quoted 203 232 204
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region.

LAN Salary Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

LAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 16 £42,500 +46.55% 2
Runcorn -5 6 - -
Wilmslow -1 5 £40,500 +21.80%
Chester - 5 £45,000 - 5
Knutsford -1 4 £37,500 -
Crewe - 3 £37,500 -
Northwich - 3 £28,000 -
Macclesfield +14 1 £35,000 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 75 (90.36%) WAN
2 41 (49.40%) Windows
3 40 (48.19%) Microsoft
4 36 (43.37%) Cisco
5 35 (42.17%) DNS
6 33 (39.76%) DHCP
7 31 (37.35%) Firewall
8 30 (36.14%) TCP/IP
8 30 (36.14%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (36.14%) VMware
9 26 (31.33%) Active Directory
10 22 (26.51%) ITIL
11 21 (25.30%) CCNA
12 19 (22.89%) Wireless
12 19 (22.89%) Degree
12 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (21.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (21.69%) CCNP
14 17 (20.48%) SLA
15 16 (19.28%) VoIP
16 15 (18.07%) SSL
16 15 (18.07%) SQL
16 15 (18.07%) iSCSI
16 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (16.87%) SCCM
17 14 (16.87%) MCSE
17 14 (16.87%) HP
17 14 (16.87%) VPN
17 14 (16.87%) SAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.64%) Lync
2 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle 9iAS
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.41%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.20%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.02%) MS Office
3 3 (3.61%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Primavera
2 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 75 (90.36%) WAN
2 35 (42.17%) DNS
3 33 (39.76%) DHCP
4 31 (37.35%) Firewall
5 30 (36.14%) TCP/IP
6 19 (22.89%) Wireless
7 16 (19.28%) VoIP
8 15 (18.07%) SSL
8 15 (18.07%) iSCSI
9 14 (16.87%) SAN
9 14 (16.87%) VPN
10 11 (13.25%) Network Security
11 10 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (10.84%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (10.84%) MPLS
12 9 (10.84%) OSPF
12 9 (10.84%) BGP
13 8 (9.64%) Ethernet
13 8 (9.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (8.43%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.61%) MySQL
4 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.41%) AppScan
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Back Office
3 8 (9.64%) Manufacturing
3 8 (9.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Network Engineer
2 10 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Administrator
3 9 (10.84%) IT Support
4 8 (9.64%) IT Support Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) IT Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) DBA
7 4 (4.82%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.61%) JSP
2 3 (3.61%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.41%) REST
3 2 (2.41%) XML
3 2 (2.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Thin Client
1 9 (10.84%) Fat Client
2 7 (8.43%) EPoS
2 7 (8.43%) Life Science
3 5 (6.02%) EMC VNX
4 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.61%) RMADS
5 3 (3.61%) Replication
5 3 (3.61%) Clustering
6 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.20%) SCADA
7 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (49.40%) Windows
2 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.46%) Windows XP
4 12 (14.46%) UNIX
5 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.02%) Linux
8 1 (1.20%) AIX
8 1 (1.20%) CentOS
8 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) ITIL
2 11 (13.25%) Migration
3 8 (9.64%) Service Delivery
3 8 (9.64%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (8.43%) Service Management
5 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.23%) Problem Management
5 6 (7.23%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.23%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (7.23%) WAN Optimisation
6 5 (6.02%) Patch Management
6 5 (6.02%) Network Architecture
6 5 (6.02%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (6.02%) Project Planning
6 5 (6.02%) Project Management
6 5 (6.02%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.82%) ERP
7 4 (4.82%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (4.82%) Open Source
7 4 (4.82%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) SQL
2 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.61%) Prolog
4 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.41%) Python
5 2 (2.41%) C#
5 2 (2.41%) C++
5 2 (2.41%) Java
5 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (36.14%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (25.30%) CCNA
3 19 (22.89%) Degree
4 18 (21.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (21.69%) CCNP
5 14 (16.87%) MCSE
6 7 (8.43%) MCSA
6 7 (8.43%) CCIE
6 7 (8.43%) HND
6 7 (8.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (8.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (4.82%) CEH
8 4 (4.82%) MCITP
8 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.61%) MCTS
9 3 (3.61%) OCP
9 3 (3.61%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.48%) SLA
2 4 (4.82%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.61%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 26 (31.33%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.23%) vSphere
3 6 (7.23%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.02%) vCloud
5 3 (3.61%) XenApp
5 3 (3.61%) XenServer
5 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (16.87%) SCCM
2 8 (9.64%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.02%) WSUS
4 3 (3.61%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.20%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (48.19%) Microsoft
2 36 (43.37%) Cisco
3 30 (36.14%) VMware
4 14 (16.87%) HP
5 13 (15.66%) Juniper
6 11 (13.25%) Citrix
7 9 (10.84%) CheckPoint
8 7 (8.43%) BT
9 6 (7.23%) ProCurve
9 6 (7.23%) Symantec
9 6 (7.23%) Avaya
10 5 (6.02%) Dell
10 5 (6.02%) EMC
11 4 (4.82%) Oracle
12 3 (3.61%) Toshiba
12 3 (3.61%) CommVault
12 3 (3.61%) SonicWALL
12 3 (3.61%) Blue Coat
12 3 (3.61%) Fortinet
12 3 (3.61%) Meru Networks
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